We already know that protein is critical for cell growth and repair. Nearly 20% of our muscle tissue is composed of protein and the enzymes in our body are nothing but protein. Apart from strengthening of the muscles and keeping it intact, protein is also important for growth, development, and repair of damaged cells and tissues. In addition, an average human body must get a specific amount of protein every day. This helps the body carry out its daily activities with ease.
The daily protein requirement is calculated in terms of grams per day for every kilogram you weigh. For a person who is accustomed to sitting or doing little exercise, The Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) for adults is 1 g per kg body weight. A person whose physical activity level is good enough and who exercises regularly for about an hour or so in a day, for them the ideal protein intake is about 1-1.2g of protein per kg of body weight.
For those of you who follow a non-vegetarian diet you consume plenty of protein by eating meat and eggs, which are the most popular sources of protein. However, there is a misconception that vegetarians don’t get enough protein in their diet.
Today we will share with you an array of other foods, all of which are meat-free and great sources of vegetarian protein.
1. Green Peas – 1 Cup = 7.9 gms
2. Tofu – ½ Cup = 20 gms
2. Nuts – 1 ounce = 5-6 gms
3. Chickpeas – ½ Cup = 7.3 gms
5. Kidney Beans (Rajma) – 1 cup = 13 gms
6. Edamame Beans — ½ cup boiled = 8.4 gms
7. Broccoli – 1 Cup (chopped) = 8 gms
8. Quinoa – 1 cup = 8 gms
9. Chia seeds – 2 tbsps – 2.7 gms
10. Protein Shake
2 scoops of Nutriplus Protein Power in your daily shake gives you XX gms of protein.